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Canada updates warning about Listeria and Neilson milk

Ontario health officials have renewed their warning about Neilson brand chocolate milk and a Listeria investigation, warning consumers, restaurants and foodservice operators to check supplies on hand to make sure they don’t consume or serve the recalled milk. Toronto-based Saputo Inc. recalled various sizes of Neilson brand partly skimmed chocolate milk because of Listeria monocytogenes… Continue Reading

Foodborne Illness Sickens More Than 80 Ontario Child Protection Employees

More than 80 child protection employees in Brantford, Ontario, were reportedly sickened by a foodborne illness after a recent day-long stress management conference. Andy Koster, executive director of Brant Family and Children’s Services, said Thursday, Sept. 17, that between 80-100 workers had called in sick starting last Friday, Sept. 11. “Some people have symptoms that… Continue Reading

Two Salmonella Cases Confirmed by Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Two cases of Salmonella infection were confirmed Friday by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. According to the announcement, the council’s Community Health Program has contacted 50 community members and 11 have been advised to seek medical attention and further lab testing for the bacteria. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is located in southeastern Ontario, Canada, near… Continue Reading

Niagara Area Reports Big Benefits From Mandatory Food Safety Training

Training is costly and regulations are burdensome, but in Ontario’s Niagara area — located just minutes from Buffalo, New York — they’ve decided those options are better than outbreaks of foodborne disease. Mandatory food safety training has become the norm in the region for high-risk venues, including restaurants, banquet halls and nursing homes. Dr. Valerie… Continue Reading

Salads Recalled From Canadian Stores For Potential Listeria Contamination

Safeway and Buy-Low Foods in Canada are recalling Caesar salad products due to possible Listeria contamination. The following products were sold at Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market in Alberta and British Columbia, and at Safeway and St. Martin’s Family Foods in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food… Continue Reading

Canadian Firm Recalls Stir-Fry Vegetables for Listeria

Canadian firm Sobeys, Inc., is recalling Compliments brand Stir-Fry Style Vegetables sold in Ontario from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume 12-oz. Stir-Fry Style Vegetables with a Best Before 14 JA 21 date and a UPC of 0 68820 10648 7, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which issued… Continue Reading

Canadian E. coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce Served at KFC, Taco Bell

At least 26 E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in northeastern Canada have now been linked to California-grown lettuce served at KFC and Taco Bell outlets, health officials say. Dr. Frank Atherton, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer, on Friday said health officials believe that is the “common source across three provinces” of the outbreak that sickened… Continue Reading

Fresh Produce ‘Highly Likely’ Source of Canadian E. coli Outbreak

Fresh produce is now suspected to be the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 15 people in northeastern Canada, said a top health official Wednesday. “Our environmental and epidemiological investigations suggest a common source related to a produce item,” said Dr. Frank Atherton, deputy chief medical officer of health for Nova… Continue Reading